News

Anselme Payen Award to Orlando Rojas

Orlando Rojas and the Biobased Colloids and Materials research group celebrate his 2018 Anselme Payen award for contributions to celluose research.
Orlando Rojas and the Biobased Colloids and Materials research group celebrate his 2018 Anselme Payen award for contributions to celluose research.

The Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society awarded Professor Orlando Rojas (Aalto CHEM) the 2018 Anselme Payen Award for outstanding professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and its allied products. The Division honoured Rojas at the annual American Chemical Society annual Spring meeting in Florida with a three-day symposium, 31 March - 2 April 2019. An awards ceremony and dinner, where Rojas received a medal and honorarium, was held on the final day of the symposium.

Through research on fundamental and applied aspects of renewable resources, Rojas supports global sustainable development. His research group Biobased Colloids and Materials uses forest-based cellulose and lignin materials in novel high-performance applications to discover alternatives to fossil-fuel-based materials. He is Director of the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme FinnCERES, which focuses on future solutions of the bioeconomy and materials research, in collaboration with partner VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Rojas is also involved in the Academy's Centre of Excellence Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials (HYBER).

The award is named for French chemist Anselme Payen, known for discovering the carbohydrate cellulose in 1838. This is only the second time since its start in 1962 that someone from a Finnish research institution has received the award.

For more information on the award and its history, see the Division's page: https://cell.sites.acs.org/anselmepayenaward.htm.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

kuvassa kaksi miestä, joista toinen esittelee mitali kaulassa saamaansa kunniakirjaa punaisissa kansissa
Cooperation, Honoured Published:

Professor Jarmo Suominen receives Magnolia Award

Professor Jarmo Suominen of Aalto University in Finland and Tongji University in China has been awarded the Shanghai Magnolia Award 2020.
Professor Mady Elbahri
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

The German Society of Material Science awards Professor Mady Elbahri the DGM prize of 2020

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) has recognized Professor Mady Elbahri at the School of Chemical Engineering, for his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of Nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Assistant Professor Peter Nyberg, McKinsey Teacher of the Year 2020.
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

Aalto BIZ Teacher of the Year 2020

Finance Assistant Professor Peter Nyberg has been nominated as the Aalto BIZ Teacher of the Year 2020.
vaatemallit seisovat metsän keskellä ja katsovat kameraan
Appointments, Honoured, Studies Published:

Young Designer of the Year 2020 Ervin Latimer wants to highlight minorities

Latimer’s winning work draws on drag culture. Outfits play with the sexes and are adaptable.